The Black Horse pub is next to the bridge where Oldfield Lane North crosses the Grand Union canal. Consequently its sign shows a barge being towed by a black horse. My partner found a reference to it in the proceedings of the Old Bailey, which are now available online. In 1887 Tom Collis was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, Rose Burnside, throwing her off the bridge following an argument they’d had after leaving the Black Horse. The establishment attracts a better behaved customer these days, favoured by cyclists, walkers and those who stop at the moorings close to it. Click here to see the website which shows it to better advantage than my photos, which were taken on a very gloomy and overcast day. Quizzes and live music are regular events here and they are already taking bookings for Christmas.
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